Porter's Liniment Salve

The indications or uses for this product as provided by the manufacturer are: For burns, cuts, bruises, sores, wounds, chapped and cracked skin, boils, rectal irritations, felons, itch, tetter, cold on the chest, lumbago, varicose veins, garget and eczema. For stock. Cuts, scratches, collar and saddle galls, bruises, sore teats on cows, caked udder.
Currently not on view
Object Name
otc preparation
date made
after 1916
George H. Rundle Company
Physical Description
chloretone, 4 gr. to ounce (drug active ingredients)
overall: 2.5 cm x 9 cm; 31/32 in x 3 9/16 in
overall: 1 in x 3 1/2 in; 2.54 cm x 8.89 cm
place made
United States: Ohio, Piqua
ID Number
accession number
catalog number
Rubs, Liniments & Ointments
Skin & Dermatology Drugs
First Aid Products & Antiseptics
Veterinary Products
Health & Medicine
Balm of America
Beauty and Hygiene Products: Cure-alls
Beauty and Health
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Medicine and Science: Medicine
Beauty and Hygiene Products: Cure-alls
Balm of America
Beauty and Health
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center
Credit Line
Gift of Gary P. and Sandra Baden
Additional Media

Visitor Comments

7/7/2016 4:47:01 PM
Marion Winklebleck
Trying to find this product in local stores. Bought last container about 2 years ago. Best for bug bites and cuts. Stops pain in paper cuts immediately. Our family has used it for years.
8/6/2016 10:13:49 AM
Brian Thorn
I purchased my most recent can through Amazon as, like Marion, it can be tough to find locally. I'm 60+ and this has been in our household for as long as I can remember. I wish my dad / grandmother were still around to ask how long they had been been using it.
8/29/2016 8:22:10 PM
Kathleen Bretz
Ditto, Ditto to both Marion and Brian! I am also in my 60's and my father and grandparents also have used for decades.- 100 % better than corn husker's lotion for cracked skin, So interesting that it is featured in the museum!!!
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